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Wednesday, 17 February, 1999, 13:09 GMT
In pictures: Ocalan arrest sparks protest
The arrest of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, by the Turkish authorities, sparked demonstrations by Kurds all over Europe.

A Kurdish protester sets fire to himself outside the Greek Parliament in Athens

In the Greek city of Salonica a Kurdish man launches a hunger strike in support of Abdullah Ocalan

French riot police evict Kurdish demonstrators from the Greek Consulate in Strasbourg

Protesters at the Greek Embassy in London are determined to stick it out

In Holland, police battle with Kurdish protesters outside the Greek ambassador's residence in The Hague

Kurds take their message to the Greek Embassy in Moscow

At the Greek Consulate in Hanover, demonstrators occupy the building, throwing missile at the police

Violence flares in Istanbul between supporters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Turkish police

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